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Historical Events In 1861

Friday, 17 January 2020

May 05   Alexandria, VA on this day in history.  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US on this day in history.  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy  

May 06   Radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913) in the year 1861.  

May 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN in the year 1861.  

May 08   Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy in the year 1861.  

May 10   Union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI on this day in history.  

May 10   On this day in history union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI  

May 12   Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50 in the year 1861.  

May 13   Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality on this day in history.  

May 14   The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain in the year 1861.  

May 16   Confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   On this day in history confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium  

May 16   In the year 1861 kentucky proclaims its neutrality  

May 18   Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South in the year 1861.  

May 20   Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle on this day in history.  

May 20   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War in the year 1861.  

May 20   North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union in the year 1861.  

May 21   NC is 10th state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   North Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union in the year 1861.  

May 21   On this day in history richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital  

May 23   In the year 1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia on this day in history.  

May 23   In the year 1861 virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession  

May 24   Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1861 alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   On this day in history elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

May 24   Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" in the year 1861.  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ on this day in history.  

May 25   On this day in history john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South on this day in history.  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South on this day in history.  

May 26   In the year 1861 union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65 in the year 1861.  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

Jan 31   In the year 1861 franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   In the year 1861 louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   On this day in history josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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